Enjoy an afternoon amidst the hummingbirds at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens [Family & Parenting]

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Enjoy an afternoon amidst the hummingbirds at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

On Saturday, August 25, from 3 to 6 p.m. grab your camera and binoculars and spend a few hours at Yew Dell Botanical Garden’s Hummingbird Festival.

Hummingbird Festival activities will include the following.

  • Demonstrations from experts on catching and banding hummingbirds
  • Tips and advice on attracting and photographing hummingbirds from renowned hummingbird photographer, Russ Thompson
  • Children’s activities including making a hummingbird outfit, storytelling, coloring, and  crafting a hummingbird doll
  • Hummingbird merchandise and hummingbird attracting plants for sale
  • Food and refreshments   

The festival is free with general admission. Adults are $7 and seniors are $5. Children under 12, active military, and current members get in free. Yew Dell is located at 6220 Old LaGrange Road in Crestwood.

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is a 34-acre public botanical garden and horticulture resource center offering garden, plant, and environmental educational programs for all levels, including informal hands-on workshops, casual plant walks, and community events. Yew Dell is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Preservation Project of the Garden Conservancy, a national non-profit dedicated to preserving the nation's most exceptional gardens.

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